Federal Employment Lawyers Protecting Workers From Retaliation For Whistleblowing

WhistleblowerThe phrase “whistleblowing” refers to an employee formally bringing to light an act by his or her employer which violates some type of law. If an employee “blows the whistle” on an employer’s wrongdoing, then a number of federal laws protect that employee from being retaliated against. Whistleblower laws are complex and different employees will be protected by different agencies. Our federal employment law attorneys assist U.S. Government workers in filing retaliation complaints with the appropriate agency. Contact our office today for a case evaluation. We serve federal employees throughout the United States.

Federal labor attorneys protecting workers who blow the whistle against waste, fraud, or abuse

The extent to which whistleblowing is protected will depend on the type of conduct reported and the federal agency involved. Issues involving waste, fraud, or abuse are typically reported to the Office of Special Counsel. Issues related to violations of environmental laws, or rules which have to do with the health and safety of a working environment, are enforced by OSHA. Retaliation complaints can be made to the same agency in which the original complaint was filed. Federal employees, however, may have alternative options. Most retaliation complaints must be made within thirty days of the action or it may be dismissed. Having an attorney to help you with this process is crucial.

Our federal labor attorneys assists U.S. Government employees who have been fired, suspended, demoted, or otherwise retaliated against after filing a complaint against their employer. We will use your initial consultation to gain an understanding of the facts of your situation. We will then file a formal complaint with the appropriate agency. If necessary, we will communicate with your collective bargaining group, file a complaint with the Office of Special Counsel, or file a complaint with the Merit Systems Protection Board. We will be in regular communication with you throughout the process and our attorneys make themselves readily available to address questions or concerns. We understand that this is a stressful time in your life and we are ready to assist you. We assist federal employees and contractors in all fifty states as well as those in the greater Atlanta Metro area including Macon, Savannah, Athens, Kennesaw, Marietta, Decatur, Dunwoody, Stone Mountain, Tucker, Alpharetta, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Duluth, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Norcross, Gainesville, as well as the counties of Bibb, Chatham, Clarke, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, and Richmond.

Atlanta based employment attorneys representing federal employees nationwide

The lawyers at Obiorah Fields, LLC have dedicated their practice to protecting federal employees and ensuring that their federal rights are upheld. Based in the Atlanta metro area, we represent U.S. Government workers in Georgia and throughout the United States. Your case evaluation can be conducted either in person or over the phone; from there we can file most documentation electronically, and can conduct communication via phone and email. When necessary, we are available to travel to hearings and other meetings. Standing up for federal employees is our passion and we negotiate reasonable rates and fees for all clients. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.

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